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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523055/antibiotics-and-over-the-counter-medication-use-and-its-correlates-among-arab-pregnant-women-visiting-a-tertiary-care-hospital-in-riyadh-saudi-arabia
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Hafsa Raheel, Sulaiman Alsakran, Abdulkhaliq Alghamdi, Majed Ajarem, Salman Alsulami, Afzal Mahmood
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: The use of over the counter medications (OTCMs) is a common practice globally. OTCMs are of special concern among pregnant women as they pose risk to the mother and fetus. The objective was to assess the use of OTCMs by pregnant woman, and factors associated with it. METHODS: A cross-sectional study, using a structured self-administrated questionnaire was conducted at the obstetric and antenatal clinics at King Khalid University hospital, Riyadh...
March 2017: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516001/validity-usefulness-and-cost-of-reteval-system-for-diabetic-retinopathy-screening
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Humoud Al-Otaibi, Mohammed D Al-Otaibi, Rajiv Khandekar, Ches Souru, Abdulelah A Al-Abdullah, Hassan Al-Dhibi, Donald U Stone, Igor Kozak
PURPOSE: We studied the validity, usefulness, and relative cost to detect diabetic retinopathy (DR) and sight-threatening DR (STDR) by using a hand-held electrophysiologic tool compared to digital fundus photography. METHOD: Patients with diabetes attending the screening unit of King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia were evaluated by "RETeval", Amsler grid, and digital dilated fundus photography. Fundus images were evaluated by a retina specialist to determine grade of DR...
May 2017: Translational Vision Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513071/juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis-in-multiplex-families-longitudinal-follow-up
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Munira Al Marri, Alya Qari, Sulaiman M Al-Mayouf
OBJECTIVE: To describe the physical, social, educational and employment status and clinical outcomes of patients with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) from multiplex families. METHODS: All familial JIA patients were treated and had regular follow-up between 1990 and 2015 at King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center (KFSH-RC), Riyadh, were included. Demographic data, disease duration, active arthritis and articular and extra-articular damage at last follow-up visit were reviewed...
May 16, 2017: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492151/secretagogin-scgn-plasma-levels-and-their-association-with-cognitive-and-social-behavior-in-children-with-autism-spectrum-disorder-asd
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Abdulrahman Mohammed Alhowikan, Laila Al -Ayadhi, Dost Muhammad Halepoto
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the secretagogin (SCGN) plasma levels in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) compared to age and gender-matched healthy control, and its association with cognitive and social behaviors by using childhood autism rating scale (CARS) and social responsiveness scale (SRS). STUDY DESIGN: Case-control study. PLACE AND DURATION OF STUDY: Autism Research and Treatment Center, Al-Amodi Autism Research Chair, Department of Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, King Khalid University Hospital, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, from October 2015 to May 2016...
April 2017: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490963/analysis-of-the-bacterial-strains-using-biolog-plates-in-the-contaminated-soil-from-riyadh-community
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Fahad Abdullah M Al-Dhabaan, Ali Hassan Bakhali
Routine manufacture, detonation and disposal of explosives in land and groundwater have resulted in complete pollution. Explosives are xenobiotic compounds, being toxic to biological systems, and their recalcitrance leads to persistence in the environment. The methods currently used for the remediation of explosive contaminated sites are expensive and can result in the formation of toxic products. The present study aimed to investigate the bacterial strains using the Biolog plates in the soil from the Riyadh community...
May 2017: Saudi Journal of Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490844/attitudes-of-dental-professional-staff-and-auxiliaries-in-riyadh-saudi-arabia-toward-disclosure-of-medical-errors
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Nora S Al-Nomay, Abdulghani Ashi, Aljohara Al-Hargan, Abdulaziz Alshalhoub, Emad Masuadi
AIM: To collect empirical data on the attitudes of dental professionals and dental auxiliaries in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, regarding the disclosure of medical errors. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted, involving the administration of a questionnaire to a sample of 586 participants recruited from over 10 government and private dental institutions in Riyadh between August 2015 and January 2016. The questionnaire collected information regarding participant opinions on (a) personal beliefs, norms, and practices regarding medical errors, (b) the nature of errors that should be disclosed, and (c) who should disclose errors...
April 2017: Saudi Dental Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487773/clinical-assessment-of-the-congenital-absence-of-palmaris-longus-and-flexor-digitorum-superficialis-muscles-in-young-saudi-population
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Mohammed Talal Alzahrani, Mohammad Abdullah Almalki, Turki Abdullah Al-Thunayan, Amjaad Hamad Almohawis, Ahmed Turki Al Turki, Loung Umedani
Introduction. Congenital Palmaris Longus (PL) absence was found in 15%-20.25% of population globally. This condition and Flexor Digitorum Superficialis (FDS) tendon absence in little finger are not known in Saudi Arabia. We studied prevalence of PL and FDS agenesis in Saudi Arabian population. Methods. A random cross-sectional study was carried out after an ethical approval in the Riyadh universities. Schaeffer's test was used to examine PL absence. The Modified test was used to examine FDS absence. Data was analyzed using Microsoft Excel and the SPSS Software version 22...
2017: Anatomy Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487454/objectivity-in-subjectivity-do-students-self-and-peer-assessments-correlate-with-examiners-subjective-and-objective-assessment-in-clinical-skills-a-prospective-study
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A'man Talal Inayah, Lucman A Anwer, Mohammad Abrar Shareef, Akram Nurhussen, Haifa Mazen Alkabbani, Alhanouf A Alzahrani, Adam Subait Obad, Muhammad Zafar, Nasir Ali Afsar
OBJECTIVES: The qualitative subjective assessment has been exercised either by self-reflection (self-assessment (SA)) or by an observer (peer assessment (PA)) and is considered to play an important role in students' development. The objectivity of PA and SA by students as well as those by faculty examiners has remained debated. This matters most when it comes to a high-stakes examination. We explored the degree of objectivity in PA, SA, as well as the global rating by examiners being Examiners' Subjective Assessment (ESA) compared with Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCE)...
May 9, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482264/rational-design-synthesis-pharmacophore-modeling-and-docking-studies-for-identification-of-novel-potent-dna-pk-inhibitors
#9
Saleh Ihmaid, Hany E A Ahmed, Adeeb Al-Sheikh Ali, Yousery E Sherif, Hamadeh M Tarazi, Sayed M Riyadh, Mohamed F Zayed, Hamada S Abulkhair, Heba S Rateb
Drugs of cancer based upon ionizing radiation or chemotherapeutic treatment may affect breaking of DNA double strand in cell. DNA-PK enzyme has emerged as an attractive target for drug discovery efforts toward DNA repair pathways. Hence, the search for potent and selective DNA-PK inhibitors has particularly considered state-of-the art and several series of inhibitors have been designed. In this article, a novel benchmark DNA-PK database of 43 compounds was built and described. Ligand-based approaches including pharmacophore and QSAR modeling were applied and novel models were introduced and analyzed for predicting activity test for DNA-PK drug candidates...
May 2, 2017: Bioorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480079/prevalence-of-dietary-supplements-use-among-gymnasium-users
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Ayman H Jawadi, Abdulmalik M Addar, Abdulaziz S Alazzam, Fahad O Alrabieah, Abdullah S Al Alsheikh, Roaa R Amer, Al Anoud S Aldrees, Maha A Al Turki, Ali K Osman, Motasim Badri
Background. Several studies showed that regular gymnasium users use various dietary supplements without comprehension of their potential risks. Objective. To determine the prevalence and dietary supplement intake and assess the awareness of supplement use among regular gymnasium users in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Methods. A descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted among regular gymnasium users in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, between April 2015 and June 2015. A validated structured questionnaire was used. Results...
2017: Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479763/microdissection-testicular-sperm-extraction-in-men-with-nonobstructive-azoospermia-experience-of-king-saud-university-medical-city-riyadh-saudi-arabia
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Saleh Binsaleh, Dulaim Alhajeri, Khaled Madbouly
OBJECTIVES: Microdissection testicular sperm extraction (micro-TESE) is an optimal technique of sperm extraction for intracytoplasmic sperm injection. This study is to present our experience in micro-TESE and evaluate the relation of its sperm retrieval rate (SRR) with patients' characteristics, testicular functions, and histological parameters as well as previous sperm retrieval interventions. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed records of 255 patients with nonobstructive azoospermia who underwent micro-TESE between 2011 and 2014...
April 2017: Urology Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476711/new-ellagic-acid-derivative-from-the-fruits-of-heat-tolerant-plant-conocarpus-lancifolius-engl-and-their-anti-inflammatory-cytotoxic-ppar-agonistic-activities
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Areej Mohammad Al-Taweel, Shagufta Perveen, Ghada Ahmed Fawzy, Rashad Mehmood, Afsar Khan, Shabana Iqrar Khan
Conocarpus lancifolius (Combretaceae), is distributed in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. It is a heat-tolerant Saudi medicinal plant, demonstrates prominent antidiabetic potential and the fruit extract fruits showed cytotoxicity against MRC-5 cancer cell line, as well as prominent antiprotozoal and antibacterial activities. The objective of this study is to isolate the compounds and evaluate the anti-inflammatory, cytotoxic, PPAR agonistic and antioxidant activities of extracts and pure constituents from C. lancifolius...
September 2016: Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472025/addressing-a-yellow-fever-vaccine-shortage-united-states-2016-2017
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Mark D Gershman, Kristina M Angelo, Julian Ritchey, David P Greenberg, Riyadh D Muhammad, Gary Brunette, Martin S Cetron, Mark J Sotir
Recent manufacturing problems resulted in a shortage of the only U.S.-licensed yellow fever vaccine. This shortage is expected to lead to a complete depletion of yellow fever vaccine available for the immunization of U.S. travelers by mid-2017. CDC, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and Sanofi Pasteur are collaborating to ensure a continuous yellow fever vaccine supply in the United States. As part of this collaboration, Sanofi Pasteur submitted an expanded access investigational new drug (eIND) application to FDA in September 2016 to allow for the importation and use of an alternative yellow fever vaccine manufactured by Sanofi Pasteur France, with safety and efficacy comparable to the U...
May 5, 2017: MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469899/reducing-central-venous-catheter-use-in-peripheral-blood-stem-cell-donation-quality-improvement-report
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Samer Ghazi, Ahmed Alaskar, Mohsen Alzahrani, Moussab Damlaj, Khadega A Abuelgasim, Giamal Gmati, Mona Alshami, Salman Alshammary, Khaled Al-Surimi, Hind Salama, Ayman Alhejazi, Abdul-Rahman Jazieh
Peripheral blood stem cell (PBSC) collection from donors through apheresis has become the main source of stem cells for hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. This procedure requires a high blood flow venous access. A peripheral venous catheter (PVC), compared to a central venous catheter (CVC), is considered to provide safer venous access. However, initially at our institution, King Abdul-Aziz Medical City - Riyadh, a CVC was frequently used (72%). A quality improvement multidisciplinary team has been formed to conduct a systematic quality performance analysis to evaluate the current process of collecting donor PBSCs with the aim to reduce CVC use to less than the international benchmark (20%)...
2017: BMJ Quality Improvement Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469519/factors-influencing-exclusive-breastfeeding-in-tabuk-saudi-arabia
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Riyadh A Alzaheb
BACKGROUND: Breast milk contains all the nutrients infants need for their first 6 months of life. However, only a minority of Saudi Arabian mothers exclusively breastfeed, so the influencing factors must be examined to encourage more to do so. The study aimed to determine the prevalence of exclusive breastfeeding at 6 months and its associated factors in Tabuk, North West Saudi Arabia. METHODS: A total of 589 mothers of healthy infants aged between 6 and 24 months were interviewed while attending Well-Baby Clinics within 5 primary health care centers...
2017: Clinical Medicine Insights. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28466361/virtual-reality-based-assessment-of-basic-laparoscopic-skills-using-the-leap-motion-controller
#16
Vasileios Lahanas, Constantinos Loukas, Konstantinos Georgiou, Hani Lababidi, Dania Al-Jaroudi
BACKGROUND: The majority of the current surgical simulators employ specialized sensory equipment for instrument tracking. The Leap Motion controller is a new device able to track linear objects with sub-millimeter accuracy. The aim of this study was to investigate the potential of a virtual reality (VR) simulator for assessment of basic laparoscopic skills, based on the low-cost Leap Motion controller. METHODS: A simple interface was constructed to simulate the insertion point of the instruments into the abdominal cavity...
May 2, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28462854/characterization-of-carbapenemases-esbls-and-plasmid-mediated-quinolone-determinants-in-carbapenem-insensitive-escherichia-coli-and-klebsiella-pneumoniae-in-riyadh-hospitals
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Mohamed H Al-Agamy, Abduelah Aljallal, Hesham H Radwan, Atef M Shibl
The main objective of this work was to characterize carbapenemases, extended-spectrum β-lactamases (ESBLs), and plasmid-mediated quinolone resistance (PMQR) among carbapenem-insensitive Klebsiella pneumoniae and Escherichia coli clinical isolates which were isolated from three hospitals in Riyadh. Thirty-one carbapenem-insensitive isolates (21 K. pneumoniae and 10 E. coli) were recovered from March 2014 to May 2014. Susceptibility testing and phenotypic detection tests were used to characterize the classes of β-lactamases...
April 24, 2017: Journal of Infection and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454079/burnout-and-its-association-with-extracurricular-activities-among-medical-students-in-saudi-arabia
#18
Sami A Almalki, Abdullah I Almojali, Ali S Alothman, Emad M Masuadi, Meshal K Alaqeel
Objectives: To assess levels of burnout in medical students, and to explore the influence of extracurricular activities on burnout at a medical school in Saudi Arabia. Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted with first to fourth year medical students at King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences (KSAU-HS) in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Socio-demographic, burnout level (the Maslach Burnout Inventory-Student Survey, MBI-SS) and participation in extracurricular activities data were collected using a self-administered questionnaire...
April 26, 2017: International Journal of Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447201/teleophthalmology-image-based-navigated-retinal-laser-therapy-for-diabetic-macular-edema-a-concept-of-retinal-telephotocoagulation
#19
Igor Kozak, John F Payne, Patrik Schatz, Eman Al-Kahtani, Moritz Winkler
BACKGROUND: To determine the feasibility and efficacy of a retinal telephotocoagulation treatment plan for diabetic macular edema. METHODS: Prospective, interventional cohort study at two clinical sites. Sixteen eyes of ten subjects with diabetic macular edema underwent navigated focal laser photocoagulation using a novel teleretinal treatment plan. Clinic 1 (King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia) collected retinal images and fundus fluorescein angiogram...
April 26, 2017: Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442912/tumor-necrosis-factor-%C3%AE-and-%C3%AE-genetic-polymorphisms-as-a-risk-factor-in-saudi-patients-with-schizophrenia
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Saeed Kadasah, Misbahul Arfin, Sadaf Rizvi, Mohammed Al-Asmari, Abdulrahman Al-Asmari
BACKGROUND: Schizophrenia is one of the most common devastating psychiatric disorders that negatively affects the quality of life and psychosocial functions. Its etiology involves the interplay of complex polygenic influences and environmental risk factors. Inflammatory markers are well-known etiological factors for psychiatric disorders, including schizophrenia. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate the association of proinflammatory cytokine genes, tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α (-308G/A) and TNF-β (+252A/G) polymorphisms with schizophrenia susceptibility...
2017: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
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